Goldie’s Week 3 Picks: Betting on Josh Allen, Russell Wilson… and Jacoby Brissett
All Time Record: 144-67 Vs. Spread: 104-104
21-22 Season: 18-12 Vs. Spread: 15-15
Week 2 Record : 9-6 Vs. Spread: 6-9
Guarantee All Time: 10-6 21-22 Season: 1-1
Upset All Time: 10-5 21-22 Season: 1-1
Crazy Uncle Jeff
All Time: 19-2 21-22 Season: 3-1 Week 2: 2-0
Seattle Seahawks (1-1) @ Minnesota Vikings (0-2)
Vegas Picks: SEA -1.5
Goldie’s Take: Seahawks Win 31-20
Although the Vikings are desperate for a win and at home, I’m still not comfortable betting against Russell Wilson. Especially considering Seattle is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Tennessee. Russ and the ‘Hawks bounce back and get a win in Minnesota… I GUARANTEE IT!
Upset of the Week
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: GB +3
Green Bay Packers (1-1) @ San Francisco 49ers (2-0)
Vegas Picks: SF -3
Goldie’s Take: Packers Win 30-24
For the third consecutive week Crazy Uncle is riding with the Packers. Rodgers has never been one to fold in primetime games, plus he’s still salty about the Niners passing on him in the draft years ago. Rodgers makes the Niners pay in an offensive showdown! UPSET!
Crazy Uncle Jeff’s Lock of the Week: BUF -7
Washington Football Team (1-1) @ Buffalo Bills (1-1)
Vegas Picks: BUF -7
Goldie’s Take: Bills Win 24-13
Along with not having a team name, Washington also decides its best not to have a quarterback. Heinicke is going to have a very tough time against a defense that just last week held the Dolphins to a goose egg. Bills stay hot and “circle the wagons” at home this Sunday
Arizona Cardinals (2-0) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2)
Vegas Picks: ARI -7.5
Goldie’s Take: Cardinals Win 36-21
Sorry to say it, but it’s going to be another long season for Jags fans. Kyler and the Cards are going to have a field day on this poor Jags D. ‘Zona stays undefeated with a beatdown in Jacksonville.
Baltimore Ravens (1-1) @ Detroit Lions (0-2)
Goldie’s Take: Ravens Win 31-17
Although I do admire the fight of this feisty Lions team, there’s no way they beat the Ravens this week. Baltimore is riding high after a momentous win against KC last week. Expect that momentum to carry right on into this one for a ‘Birds win.
Indianapolis Colts (0-2) @ Tennessee Titans (1-1)
Vegas Picks: TEN -5
Goldie’s Take: Titans Win 28-24
The Titans looked a lot more like the Titans last week, feeding King Henry 35 carries for 182 yards and a TD. This guy is a monster. Expect a similar game plan this weekend against a desperate Colts team. Titans win a close divisional matchup at home.
New Orleans Saints (1-1) @ New England Patriots (1-1)
Vegas Picks: NE -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Patriots Win 23-20
Jamies and the Saints came way back down to earth last week after obliterating the Packers in week 1. Usually I would take the Saints in a game like this, but they’ve been living out of a hotel for a few weeks now due to the hurricane that struck their hometown. Plus the Pats are at home. Safe play is the pats in this one, although I do expect Saints to keep it close. Venue call.
Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) @ Kansas City Chiefs (1-1)
Vegas Picks: KC -6.5
Goldie’s Take: Chiefs Win 40-27
Can you name a more unlucky professional sports franchise other than the LA Chargers? Last week a bad call cost them a win against the ‘Boys, and now they have to go into Kansas City to play an angry Chiefs team. Good luck. Patty and the Chiefs put on a show and get a divisional win for the home fans.
Atlanta Falcons (0-2) @ New York Giants (0-2)
Vegas Picks: NYG -2.5
Goldie’s Take: Falcons Win 28-26
Only 0-2 vs 0-2 battle going on this weekend, and once again I’m puzzled on who to pick for the Atlanta game. This one seems like a pick ’em for me, so I’m going with the more experienced QB. Give me Matty ice and the Birds to pull off a road UPSET this weekend.
Chicago Bears (1-1) @ Cleveland Browns (1-1)
Vegas Picks: CLE -7
Goldie’s Take: Browns Win 31-20
Rookie QB making his first career start against one of the best defenses in the league, AND it’s on the road in the DAWG POUND? The kid is going to struggle. Once again I say the Browns are legit this season. Brownies cruise to a victory at home
Cincinnati Bengals (1-1) @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1)
Vegas Picks: PIT -3
Goldie’s Take: Bengals Win 24-23
Here I go again picking the Bengals to upset for the second consecutive week. I see promise in this Cincy team, the offense has proven they can really move the ball in spurts. They just need to put it all together. Plus Big Ben and TJ Watt both iffy to play… could be just enough to put the Bengals over the hump for a road UPSET!
Miami Dolphins (1-1) @ Las Vegas Raiders (2-0)
Vegas Picks: LV -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Dolphins Win 21-19
Miami bias may be kicking in a bit on this pick, but hear me out. Yes, Tua is out, but how much of a downgrade really is Brissett from Tua. Brissett has proven he can win games in this league, plus he’ll be far more prepared for this one after taking first team reps all week in practice. I think the Raiders get knocked off their high horse this weekend as the ‘Fins D looks to steal them one on the road. UPSET!
New York Jets (0-2) @ Denver Broncos (2-0)
Vegas Picks: DEN -10
Goldie’s Take: Broncos Win 26-13
Denver has been gift wrapped the easiest first 3 games of any NFL team this season. Both New York teams and rebuilding Jacksonville. Broncos will get the win at home and improve to 3-0, but I can’t regard them as “legitimate” until they beat a good team.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-0) @ Los Angeles Rams (2-0)
Vegas Picks: TB -1.5
Goldie’s Take: Rams Win 30-28
Heavyweight bout on SNF includes the only 2-0 vs 2-0 matchup this week. Both of these teams have come out the gates ROLLIN. This very well could be an early season preview of the NFC championship. I think Matt Stafford is anxious to perform on the big stage after all of those years wasting away in Detroit. Plus, the home field advantage should play a factor in this one. Rams win a close one on Sunday night.
Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) @ Dallas Cowboys (1-1)
Vegas Picks: DAL -3.5
Goldie’s Take: Cowboys Win 38-27
Interesting stat in this one: ‘Boys have lost 7 consecutive primetime games, whereas the Eagles are 4-1 in their past 5 Monday nights. I expect this game to serve as a trend breaker as I predict the Cowboys offense to score early and score often in this one. Cowboys win in a Monday night shootout. HOW ‘BOUT DEM COWBOYS!
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